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Self-certification scheme okayed for commercial building plans

Posted by BrickAcres on February 13, 2018
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According to news,  the self-certification scheme has been okayed by the UT Administrator-cum-Punjab Administrator VP Singh Badnore for approval of plans of commercial and industrial buildings In a relief to the owners of commercial properties.

 

The scheme will not only end the red-tapism in the plan approval procedure but also allow the applicant to start construction of building without waiting for the green light from the plan approval committees.The provision of self-certification was incorporated in the new urban building bylaws notified on July 25, 2017. Since then, the Estate Office had put on hold approval of commercial building plans. Sources said the Administration had doubled the fees for plan approval for both commercial and the industrial buildings.Finance Secretary Ajoy Kumar Sinha said the UT Administration would notify the scheme tomorrow.Under the self-certification scheme, the architect will have to submit the building plan prior to the start of construction. Security and scrutiny fee in the form of a demand draft favouring ‘Estate Officer, Chandigarh’ will also have to be deposited. If the authorities raise no objection to the plan within 15 days, the owners can go ahead with the construction work.As per the new system, application for commercial booths, shop-cum-office (SCO), shop-cum-flat (SCF) and similar buildings, industrial plot (upto 1,000 square yards or 836 sq m) and buildings governed by the Architectural Control Sheets may be submitted certifying that these adhere to the requirements laid down under the Building Rules, including the Zoning and Architectural Controls.Vinod Joshi, an architect, said the provision of self-certification would end the delay in approval. He said under the present system, owners could start construction only after the plan was approved, which sometime get delayed for various reasons.About the scheme

Under the self-certification scheme, the architect will have to submit the building plan prior to the start of construction of commercial or industrial building. Security and scrutiny fee in the form of a demand draft favouring ‘Estate Officer, Chandigarh’ will also have to be deposited. If the authorities raise no objection to the plan within 15 days, the owners can go ahead with the construction work.Approvals held up since July last yearThe provision of self-certification was incorporated in the new urban building bylaws notified on July 25, 2017. Since then, the Estate Office had put on hold approval of commercial building plans. Sources said the Administration had doubled the fees for plan approval for both commercial and the industrial buildings.Architects get codes for online plan approvalThe online approval of the building plans of residential units failed to start on Monday as the Estate Office distributed the code to the architects in the evening. In the absence of codes, no architect was able to submit plan on Monday. Sources in the Estate Office said the codes were allotted and the architects could start submitting plans anytime now. The Estate Office had announced to start the system on Monday.  

 
Source- Tribune  

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